Seismic Gap May be Filled by an Earthquake near Istanbul

September 11, 2014 4:23 PM

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Researchers warn that the next large quake along the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey may occur approximately five miles to the west of Istanbul(red mark) Click to enlarge.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When a segment of a major fault line goes quiet, it can mean one of two things: The “seismic gap” may simply be inactive — the result of two tectonic plates placidly gliding past each other — or the segment may be a source of potential earthquakes, quietly building tension over de...

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